ASPPH volunteered with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) and House of Ruth in Washington, DC last week to promote the sixth annual Delta Omega Day of Service, which connects members through chapter events and service activities during National Public Health Week.
At the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, ASPPH staff cleaned a pet emergency vehicle that is used in disasters and emergencies throughout the county (as well as the state and country when needed). Founded in 1944, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington works to improve the lives of animals.
[Photo: ASPPH Staff at AWLA event]
At House of Ruth, ASPPH staff prepared a meal for families in need. Founded in 1976, House of Ruth helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential. House of Ruth enfolds women and families in an environment that is safe, structured and predictable and where they receive highly responsive and caring attention from the staff.
[Photo: ASPPH Staff at House of Ruth event]
The Delta Omega Honorary Society, founded in 1924 to recognize outstanding achievement in public health, hosted the inaugural Delta Omega Day of Service in 2012. For more information, see www.deltaomega.org